Thai rebels use ‘Hunger Games’ salute

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The three-finger salute symbolizing rebellion in “The Hunger Games” series has become a reality for a group of protestors in Thailand.

The Associated Press reported that the symbol has been adopted by opponents to the May military coup, which is currently in control of Thailand’s government.

The government has banned the gesture, which symbolizes rebellion against the oppressive government in the “Hunger Games” series. Police detained three students at the opening of the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1” on Thursday, and five university students were arrested days earlier after giving the salute during a speech by coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

One theater chain cancelled showings of the premiere after a large group of anti-coup students planned to attend together, saying “they were uncomfortable and wanted to avoid any problems that may arise.”

The movie premiered in other theaters in Thailand, and a group of Thai protesters attended the world premiere in England, donning their three-finger salutes.

Read the full AP story at http://unvr.se/1AufAI6.

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